Chris Froome once again stood atop the Tour de France podium on Sunday having secured a third title in four years – and Team Sky also topped another ‘classification’ having finished the race with the most prize money.
Ahead of the start of the Tour de France, we dissected the €2,295,850 prize pot at stake and Team Sky left the 2016 edition of the race with €599,240 to take the largest share. That’s unsurprising given that figure includes Chris Froome’s €500,000 bounty for winning the race.
The rest of the prize money podium also mirrors the general classification podium, with Romain Bardet’s Ag2r La Mondiale team second with €247,140 (boosted by the Frenchman’s €200,000 prize as runner-up) and Nairo Quintana’s Movistar squad third with €229,350 (including the Colombian’s €100,000 prize money for finishing third overall). Movistar’s prize fund was also boosted by victory in the team classification, worth €50,000.